Ricoh Americas Corporation

Consolidated Graphics Installs Five Ricoh Pro C901 Digital Printers

Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions, today announced that it has installed five Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition color production printing systems at five Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: CGX) locations. These Ricoh systems provide Consolidated Graphics with greater versatility, superior quality and faster turnaround times to better meet customers' wide range of design and printing needs.

"Our team investigated several different digital presses, and the Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition stood out because it produces great quality, giving our companies the ability to offer more robust graphic design and customized collateral via variable data technology," said Ric Davis, Executive Vice President of Purchasing and Operations for CGX. "The Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition also features an attractive price point, from the initial purchase to the consumables."

Engineered to meet the demanding needs of the production print environment, the Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition is engineered to deliver exceptional quality and performance for the most complex applications. It combines consistent 1200 dpi output with 90 pages-per-minute speed, regardless of media type or weight, or even when it is duplexing. It delivers near-offset results with Ricoh's new PxPT chemical toners and oil-free fusing technology, where smaller, more uniform toner particles deliver sharper images and better fills with a matte finish for commercial-quality output.

Its modular design enables a number of input and output configurations, and offers many production tools for advanced page programming requirements like tabs, inserts, covers and chapter breaks.

"The Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition provides customers with exceptional color quality, extensive finishing options, and complete end-to-end workflow solutions," says Brian Balow, Vice President, Production Sales, Ricoh U.S. "In addition, through our experience in digital printing, we can help large and small printers expand their digital printing business and assist them in using technology and advanced solutions to develop and grow their business and offerings. We are proud to continue our strong relationship with Consolidated Graphics."

"Our strong relationship and proven track record with Ricoh were key in the decision to purchase the Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition," said Davis. "The Ricoh account team knows our business, and they made recommendations based on our needs. In addition, Ricoh's service technicians are professional, responsive and knowledgeable about the Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition."    

Ricoh production print customers can also take advantage of the Ricoh Business Booster Program, an integrated package of services and tools designed to help customers grow their business. As part of the program, the CGX locations have utilized the Ricoh Business Booster Consulting and Training Services, where they have access to business management and marketing planning and support as well as sales training and coaching resources.

The five CGX printing companies that have installed the Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts Edition are The Graphics Group, Dallas, Texas; Lincoln Printing in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Metropolitan Printing in Bloomington, Indiana; Tewell Warren Printing in Denver, Colorado; and Precision Litho in Vista, California. These companies all serve as a "single source provider" for all CGX's customers' printing needs. They also provide state-of-the-art online solutions and variable data print-on-demand, enabling customers to order customized marketing communication materials.

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